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Hackers broke into Sony Pictures using an unpatched security hole

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 19:53
Whether or not you believe that North Korea hacked Sony Pictures, one thing is becoming apparent: whoever's responsible knew what they were doing. Sources for Recode understand that the perpetrators took advantage of a zero-day exploit, or a software...

What to expect from Microsoft's next Windows 10 event

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 19:15
After taking big swings with Windows 8 and 8.1 -- how big a miss they were is open to interpretation -- Microsoft's trying to redefine how we work with computers once more. We're going to get a much closer look at Windows 10 at 9AM PT/12PM ET tomorro...

'Powers,' the first PlayStation TV show launches on March 10th

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 18:49
When Powers failed to materialize on Sony's PlayStation Network back in December, you were probably distracted by the company's other, more high-profile catastrophes. Now that some of the dust has settled, however, series creator Brian Michael Bendis...

Super Bowl XLIX to be livestreamed by NBC

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 18:16
In what has become a tradition since 2012, the Super Bowl will be streamed online again this year. The kind gesture, which is free of charge to anyone in the US, comes courtesy of NBC -- the network that started the trend of livestreaming The Big Gam...

HP's convertible Elite X2 and latest tablets are built for tough work

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 17:44
HP is refreshing a slew of its high end mobile devices with upgrades that make them even more compelling for businesses -- and that's good news for consumers, as well. We got our first look at the new Android-powered Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12 tabl...

Ubuntu Linux is now ready to power your appliances and robots

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 17:07
Ubuntu Linux has spread to quite a few platforms in its 10-year history, if not always successfully. Today, though, the open source software is tackling what could be its greatest challenge yet: the internet of things. Canonical has released a versio...

Starbucks adding wireless charging points to UK stores, starting with London

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 16:43
Starbucks is best known for its freshly brewed coffee, but today the company's announced it's going to begin serving customers an entirely different kind of perk. Just as McDonald's is adding wireless charging points to its fast-food spots, Starbucks...

Panasonic's mirrorless GF7 gets classic looks, trendy selfie features

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 16:32
If you just can't get enough of you, Panasonic has joined the recent parade mirrorless cameras marketed at selfie photographers. The Lumix GF7's micro four-thirds, 16-megapixel sensor will give you much nicer shots than your smartphone ever could wit...

Engadget giveaway: win an AIRA TR-8 Rhythm Performer courtesy of Roland!

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 16:00
Think you have what it takes to be the next hot producer? Who cares? You should explore your musical side, craft some homebrew rhythms and enjoy the ride. This could be the year for you to start building beats, too, because Roland has graciously offe...

HTC's next flagship appears to flaunt 20MP camera in leaked shots

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 15:42
Leak happens, and poor HTC might have just become the first victim out of the MWC lot this year. What we're looking at here are two alleged spyshots of the company's upcoming flagship, the "Hima" aka "M9," courtesy of Nowhereelse.fr, who has since re...

Borderlands on PS4 and Xbox One comes in a $399 edition with a robot

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 15:31
No, the trend of recycling games for modern consoles isn't over yet -- if anything, it's gathering steam. Gearbox and 2K have unveiled Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, a bundle that spruces up both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (...

Why is an opera singer going to the ISS?

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 14:58
It's been a weird life for Sarah Brightman, starting out as a dancer before recording one-hit wonder I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper, later reinventing herself as a classical soprano. Now, if you recognize the name, it's probably because she sa...

Peoplekeeper judges your friends so you don't have to

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 14:00
One episode of beloved sitcom Community features a pair of developers who build an app that enables people to give their human interactions a score out of five. In the show, the idea quickly turns dystopian, but is there something in the idea that an...

UK minister calls for Netflix to offer the same content when Brits travel abroad

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 13:50
At the moment, if you travel abroad and open up the Netflix app you'll notice that its library of films and TV shows is vastly different. That's because the company has cut a variety of agreements with rights holders in different countries, which res...

Steam's answer to Twitch game streaming is now live

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 13:39
Valve is now letting its millions of Steam users stream their games to the world. Steam Broadcasting, the company's answer to the wildly popular Twitch, was announced back in December and has been included in beta clients since, but today Valve has a...

The FDA will regulate wearables making health claims

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 13:14
Everyone loves the idea of strapping a smartwatch to their wrist and using it to get a bit healthier, but there's a fine line between casual wearables and serious medical devices. It's an important distinction, since while the former can be sold with...

Please don't use these passwords. Sincerely, the Internet

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 12:34
Think you're protected from web attacks with your strong passwords? When hackers seize control of computers to create botnets, they can cause plenty of collateral damage, and their ticket in is often stupid-simple: terrible passwords. SplashData has ...

If Spotify was an '80s record store, it might've looked something like this

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 11:00
Have you ever wondered what a Spotify record store would've looked like in the '80s, or a Now TV-branded video rental chain? Me neither, to be honest, but that didn't stop Vodafone from including these fantasy locations in its retro-inspired "1984G S...

The Club Nintendo rewards program is closing down

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 10:54
Club Nintendo is closing down. What's Club Nintendo, you ask? That's probably why it's closing. The rewards program has been running since 2007, but outside of Japan it's never really captured the public's attention. It offers "Stars" to gamers that ...

Sky will soon switch on adult broadband filters for indecisive customers

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 10:02
As part of David Cameron's plan to protect young internet users, broadband providers have been forced to offer an "unavoidable choice." This impels new subscribers to decide whether they want to enable or disable blocks on adult content. However, UK ...

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